When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. That is exactly what the National Corvette Museum might do in regards to the 40-foot wide, 60-foot deep sinkhole that opened up and swallowed eight cars in February. Speaking to CNN, the NCM said attendance was up over 50 percent for March, as curious car enthusiasts flocked to the Bowling Green-based exhibit to get a glimpse of the massive void, and the eight cars which were pulled from it. Now, the spike in attendance has led the NCM to consider leaving the hole as an exhibit.
“There is a possibility of leaving it here. Whether, it’s just a portion or all of it, having a bridge over it, stairs that go down in it, a glass floor on top where you can look down,” museum spokesperson Katie Frassinelli told CNN. “We’re talking to the construction company and engineers just to see the possibilities.”
Right now, museum-goers can view the hole from behind a clear, plexiglass viewing area. Additionally, the eight cars which fell into the hole are on display just outside the Skydome room until June, at which point they will be shipped to GM’s Heritage Collection in Warren, MI. to be restored. The NCM believes 4 of the cars will be salvageable while the more badly damaged cars, such as the C5 Z06 Mallett Hammer, will not be and may subsequently be put on display alongside the hole in the future. Check out the video below for CNN’s full report on the matter.